We are afraid Kamila was not a good fit at Circletime.
We found her quite a delightful person at first meeting but things quickly deteriorated into a petty nastiness that is not the spirit of what we are trying to do in our workshops. We are not going to list all Kamila infractions and we do not argue that we are perfect but we feel it is important to set the record straight as to this terribly negative review.
There are three things Circletime could not live with.
1. We could not count on Kamila to be clear in her communication. Her arrival and departure dates were changed numerous times (about 6 to 8 times) and resulted in general uncertainty at the studio and directly to the cancellation of a workshop. Kamila shortly before arriving informed us that she was simply going to bring her friend without providing any information about the friend. We were open to having her friend but stated clearly that Kamile must provide a profile or contact information. We are after all teaching children and safety is a priority. Neither of two things happened. We felt bullied because if she didn't come as planned we could not at short notice replace her. This point became even more acute when we found out she had not informed World packers about her friends intended volunteerism. Clearly, Kamila does as she pleases without regards to others. This pattern was repeated multiple times and indicated a lack of integrity and a disrespect for Worldpackers, Circletime and the other volunteers who follow the rules.
2. Kamila was not a problem solver and became angry when things did not go exactly to plan. I found her attitude very self-entitled especially in a developing. nation and completely different from any of our volunteers from South America. Our volunteers are so unselfish and so giving and we feel very grateful for their support. This situation was different.
3. Finally, Kamile did not choose to leave early: she was asked to leave early. The reasons for this have already been stated but, in addition, she did not mix well with the other volunteers and talked almost exclusively to her friend in Portuguese. They were apart and in their own world. She did not interact with the Vietnamese volunteers during the workshop and indeed it did not go well.
When she was informed that we no longer needed her at the studio she became nasty and thus this imbalanced review. For example, we have had more than 650 volunteers from 28 countries and cleanliness has never been an issue for anyone except Kamila. Our housekeepers work very hard.
Simply put the issue is communications and dealing with people in a truthful and straightforward manner. Of course there is always the challenge of culture and language when dealing with volunteers but frankly, in the end, we felt manipulated and fibbed to, by Kamila.